This dark collection of short stories will keep you turning page after page. Tales of Murder, Love, Sex, and Mystery are all entangled in colorful stories and intriguing characters that the reader will identify with. The first tale is about a woman who is losing her husband due to addiction and pain. Will she be strong enough to hold her family together while her husband deals with his past and present demons? The last tale is about a couple who move into their new home, only to find out that there is a stranger living there with them.
I love you. I’m here no matter what. Whatever it is that you need, you look to me to provide it. The past is over, the future is now. Let me save you. Let me have you. Allow me to be the person to make it all better. Give me your body. Give me your mind. Give me your heart… just let me have it all. If nothing else, I’ll be happy with you just giving me all you’ve got. Uzoma Youngblood, the Cameroonian powerhouse has fallen and fallen hard. He’s loved before, but it cost him his heart. He’s given before, and it’s cost him his soul. Even with both of those things being of the utmost importance to who he is as a man, he’s not ready to give up yet. He’s ready to love and to be loved. To be the man and the protector that Joc needs. Jocelynn, Joc, Waters, is the self-conscious and emotionally damaged woman who has caught Uzoma’s attention. Beautiful with a fun loving personality, she’s all that a man would want, the sad part is, she doesn’t know it. So what are two people with troubled pasts going to do for each other? Love seems far away, and so does happiness, but with a passion and desire that’s determined to prosper, they win. They find love, they make it work, and they start a relationship that’s built to last, or at least built to last as long as their pasts stay a secret.Zino has lived through one trial after the next. Being disappointed and let down time and time again. So when he meets Lonnie, his expectations are no different. Though he likes her and enjoys the time they spend together, he’s more than positive she’ll be like the rest. With a wall around his heart, Zino not only rejects Lonnie, but he rejects the love and friendship she tries to give. With a heart of gold and a personality to match, Lonnie has become Zino’s favorite past time. However, that’s only during the time he actually allows her in. She’s happy and ready to make his life better just by being herself, but that’s proving to be more than a struggle. Having dealt with her own share of grief and pain, shying away from Zino’s is not an option. With both of them having different interpretations of their relationship it’s nearly impossible to give it all they’ve got. ,
The one with the brightest smile is usually the one with the toughest story to tell. This reigns true when it comes to seventeen year old Promyse White. Stuck with a mother who couldn’t care less about her, she takes on the role of an adult. Stealing clothes from Rainbow to working as a bartender under the books at a strip club. Promyse is trying her best to keep her head held high and not let certain choices define her. At twenty years old, Smoke is ready to take the drug world by storm and sit at his rightful place as head of The Throne. Being the only son to the infamous Sha Boogie comes with its perks, but not enough to keep Smoke idly sitting on the side lines. When an opportunity presents itself, he steps up and does what any real n*gga would do; teach his father a lesson on how scared money don’t make no money. Setting a chain of future events into motion, he finally gets the chance to run things. With his new found status, he’s feeling invincible, all the while never expecting to hear the word no.For Smoke, it was lust at first sight, but for Promyse, it was not gonna get it at first words. Not being one to chase but loving the chase Promyse sets him on, his goal is to do one thing & one thing only.Turning a good girl bad comes natural to some, but turning a good girl from the hood into the savage from the block takes a special kind of talent, one that only a few men possess. Smoke believes he’s one of the few, but to be honest… nah, read and find out the rest
Juicy Kim had a hard life growing up. Being the only daughter of a prostitute, she’s constantly been pushed to do things that she should have had no part in. When an opportunity arises for her to get enough money to leave home and start her own life, she jumps at it…even though it means she’ll have to risk her life by robbing Chi and Sin, two up and coming players in the dope game. But when Chi discovers her in the middle of the robbery gone wrong, her entire life changes.Chi, the wild child…the craziest of the Savage twins, is a strong believer of the motto ‘live fast, die young’. His flashy style gave him the name Chicago, but his savage personality won over Juicy’s heart. But although Chi knows that Juicy is a woman like none other he’s met, he can’t let go of his past ways. Chance, Chi’s ex, is one part of his past that he can’t be without but he also can’t stop the fast living, party lifestyle that he loves more than life itself. Will his unwillingness to calm down cost him more than he really wants to give?Sin is the quiet, more reserved twin. The oldest of the two, Sin has no problem playing the background and letting Chi do his thing. But Sin has a real issue when it comes to Chi’s treatment of Juicy. With Chi jumping in and out of Juicy’s life, it often leaves Sin as the one that she turns to when she needs someone she can trust. But when their relationship makes a turn into a direction that neither one of them suspected, no one is prepared for the outcome. What will happen when Juicy is forced to choose?
Riley Washington is the epitome of a strong black woman; loving, free-hearted, and kind. Not only that, she is strikingly gorgeous, witty, and smart. But she is also damaged. No matter how many great qualities she possesses; Riley has ended up scorned by love time and time again. This time though, when love leaves her with absolutely nothing and she is ready to call it quits once and for all, she finds refuge in an unlikely place.Mason Moore is handsome, wealthy, and noble. But for every positive attribute there is an even stronger, much more ruthless quality hidden underneath the surface. Growing up the son of a street legend in Passaic, New Jersey’s Aspen Place Projects, Mase has been groomed for the street life ever since he could remember. So when Mase inherited his title of Kingpin along with all the burdens that came along with it when his father was murdered in cold blood he was up for the challenge. Along with his childhood friend Steele, Mase has prided himself on his ability to continue to build and grow the organization that was handed to him with ease… that is until money turns up missing and a new flame threatens to knock him off of his square.Riley and Mase hit it off instantly and seem to be made for each other but can they really trust the fairytale their connection appears to be? Is it real or is their love circumstantial? Are they entertaining the idea of something that isn’t meant to last? With both their pasts hell bent on being a part of their futures, falling in love with each other could cost Mase and Riley not only their relationship but also their lives.
2015 International Book Awards Finalist!!
Allie Carmichael has always believed life is simple.
You’re born. You live. You die.
She has no cause to believe that equation works differently for her, but there has to be a reason the world treats her like a pariah.
When an unexpected move to Kelleys Island brings Aidan McBrien crashing into her life, Allie is thrown by his reaction. He doesn’t shrink from her touch. He doesn’t stutter or make a quick exit. He smiles and welcomes her into his circle of friends, who aren’t exactly comfortable with Allie, but they seem to get her in a way most people don’t.
Finally, Allie has a real shot at normal and rides that high right up to her sixteenth birthday when she wakes in agony—an experience Aidan insists they have all faced. She struggles in ignorance, uncertain of what is real and what isn’t. When she emerges, Allie is different. She has always been different, but even among her extraordinary friends, she and Aidan are special.
As Allie struggles to maintain her tenuous grasp on the power that threatens to overwhelm her, she worries she will lose herself in this strange new world. A dangerous world where she will have to fight tooth and nail to defend the power and freedom that is her birthright.
…only Allie hates to fight.
Ever since Draylah Omari was sixteen years old, it seemed like life had only dealt her a bad hand. Tragedies and betrayal have taken the people she loved most, including her best friend of over a decade, Glory. After finding out her boyfriend Lue, who was once her savior, is nothing but a wolf in sheep’s clothing, Draylah decides to lock her heart up and focus only on her half finished brow bar. She’s no longer in the mood to weather any storms, especially ones that are brought on by a man. But little does Draylah know, a whirlwind is headed her way, it’s named Ricky AK, and she’s about to get caught up in it. Ricky AK, a rapper from South Central Los Angeles, is a thoroughbred gangster who just happens to have an impeccable flow. The streets are embedded in his blood, making the sexy young man brash, forward, insensitive, and extremely heartless. When it comes to getting his deserved respect, Ricky AK will put a man, woman, or child in their place with no problem. Brought up by his smooth and no-good grandfather due to his mother being murdered and his grandparents divorcing, Ricky AK learned young that being a woman’s knight in shining armor wasn’t in his DNA, and he was perfectly content with that. That is until he runs across the beautiful Draylah, who although is smitten with the unfeeling rapper, isn’t up for taking his mess ascribed to her past heartbreaks. And even Ricky himself isn’t quite ready to feel. In this hood love story dripping with lies, treachery, secrets, and plenty of deceit, will the uncaring rapper from a cold upbringing be able to win over the beautiful but broken woman? Or will Draylah see the disturbingly charming Ricky AK for what he is, early enough to safeguard her heart from yet another fracture? But what’s a woman to do when’s she’s got it so bad for a man that she doesnt even understand it herself?
They were Miami’s favorite couple. Mustafa and Kennedy Strong. Their names rang bells in the streets of Miami. Before Mustafa and Kennedy were a married couple, they were once two six-year-old kids who were the best of friends. But from day one, they knew that they loved each other. Years later, they now have three beautiful children, but Mustafa’s occupation is dangerous and Kennedy want’s nothing more than for her husband to leave the streets alone. After Mustafa’s parents, the streets raised him next, so that’s all he knows. Will Mustafa’s stubbornness cause him to lose his family? Should he have listened to his wife? No doubt that the Strong family will take a major loss, but is it fixable is the question. This book will make you cry, laugh, smile, angry, and cry all over again. We just hope that with everything that Kennedy and Mustafa endures, that they will be able to find their way back to love.
Side Chicks don’t know their place…
but one wife is here to remind them of where they belong.
Remember when side chicks were undercover and ashamed of the men they slept with? Those days are long gone. Side bitches are bold in their quest to steal husbands and boyfriends without any remorse. But their reign is about to end!
Nova is the loving wife of Tyriq. No matter how well he treats her, he can’t help his wandering eye. When his mistress threatens to unravel their perfect life. Nova takes matters into her own hand.
Aoki is the self professed queen of the side chicks. Without any guilt she uses married men for money, but it comes at a steep price. Eventually she learns that what she is doing is wrong but will it be too late?
Skye is the sister of Nova and the best friend of Aoki. She is trying to follow the example of her sister by being a doting wife. But Aoki’s influence is surely tempting.
Follow the lives of these young women as they navigate through betrayal, sex, relationships and purely crazy drama!